In this three minute read, learn about the prevalence, threat and control of tick-borne diseases in the United Kingdom.
Worldwide, tick-borne diseases may be the greatest threat to farm animal production as well as the second greatest threat to human health, second only to mosquito-borne diseases. In this blog, Paul Phipps from the Virology Department discusses ticks and the diseases associated with the red sheep tick.
Amanda Carson, Veterinary Lead for the Small Ruminant Expert Group, talks about how she is engaging with farmers to investigate sheep diseases.
Sian Mitchell, who is the Parasitology Discipline Champion at APHA, talks about how APHA supports the transport of horses around the world by performing statutory testing for certification purposes.